Ninh Binh strives to have 6 new-style rural communes by 2020

The northern province of Ninh Binh has set a goal of having 6 communes recognised as new-style rural areas by 2020.

Government looks into social welfare package for pandemic-affected groups

Permanent Cabinet members deliberated the social welfare package for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during their meeting in Hanoi on April 5.

Six new COVID-19 cases confirmed on April 2 night, total reaches 233

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology reported six new SARS-CoV-2 positive cases during the night of April 2, which raised the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 233 as of 6am on April 3.

Nearly 4 million VND raised for COVID-19 fight

The Vietnam Fatherland Front of Ninh Binh provincial Committee announced on April 1 that over nearly 4 billion VND (169 million USD) has been raised from 71 organisations and individuals since the fundraising campaign for the COVID-19 fight was launched on March 23.

PM officially declares COVID-19 a national epidemic

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 1 officially declared COVID-19 a national epidemic as the infection cases rose to 212 in 25 provinces and cities across Viet Nam.

VN to halt travel via border gates with Cambodia and Laos 15:38 | 31/03/2020

The Vietnamese Government has decided to temporarily suspendall cross-border movement for people at the main and side border gates, and trails along the borderlines of Viet Nam-Cambodia and Viet Nam-Laos, respectively, starting from 00:00 on April 1.

PM orders strict nationwide social distancing rules, starting April 1

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a range of stringent social distancing measures, including restricting people from leaving their homes and banning gatherings of more than two people in public.

Nine new patients recorded, COVID-19 cases in Vietnam number 188

The number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has amounted to 188 with nine new patients confirmed as of 6pm on March 29, according to the Ministry of Health.

Vietnam saves 436,000 kWh during Earth Hour 2020

Vietnam saved 436,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to VND812.9 million (US$34,900), in one hour from 20:30 to 21:30 on March 28, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.

PM joins G20 leaders' video conference on COVID-19 combat

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 26 evening joined a G20 leaders' video conference on COVID-19 prevention and control held as an initiative by Saudi Arabia which holds the presidency of G20.

Creating a premise for youth to actively integrate

Today, March 26, is an important and meaningful milestone marking 89 years of construction, growth, and dedication of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. In the exciting atmosphere of the Youth Month, millions of youth union members and young people across the country have been participating in specific and practical patriotic emulation movements of all aspects.

5 Ninh Binh hotels sign up for COVID-19 quarantine sites

As of March 25, 05 hotels in Ninh Binh had registered to serve as quarantine places for suspected COVID-19 cases, according to the Provincial Department of Tourism.

Front receives over US$5.2 million in support of COVID-19 fight in single day

Donations for the COVID-19 fight efforts received by the Vietnam Fatherland Font (VFF) Central Committee reached VND125 billion (US$5.27 million) on Tuesday (Mar 24) alone, according to VFF President Tran Thanh Man.

National Assembly Standing Committee's 43rd session opens

The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC)'s 43rd session opened in Hanoi on March 23 under the chairmanship of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

One COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital

A COVID-19 patient, the 18th case in detection order in Vietnam, was declared cured and allowed to go home on March 20.

ASEAN 2020: Vietnam proposes postponing 36th ASEAN Summit, related meetings

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 19 wrote to leaders of ASEAN countries and New Zealand proposing that the 36th ASEAN Summit, the ASEAN-New Zealand Summit and related meetings, initially scheduled for April 8-9 in Vietnam's Da Nang city, be postponed until the end of June.

Senior Party official attends Trung Son ward's 11th Party Congress

The 11th Party Congress for the 2020-2025 tenure of Trung Son ward in Tam Diep city officially opened on March 19, with the attendance of Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Chairwoman of its Commission for Mass Mobilisation.

Public capital disbursement improves in first two months

Almost 34.75 trillion VND (1.49 billion USD) of public investment capital was disbursed in the first two months of 2020, equivalent to 7.38 percent of the year's plan and nearly doubling the value and progress in the same period last year.

COVID-19 patient in Ninh Binh province successfully cured

A representative of the Ninh Binh General Hospital said on March 17 that the country's 18th patient infected with novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has tested negative for the virus after undergoing treatment in the northern province.

Strong measures urged to contain COVID-19 spread

Vietnam needs to continue with strong measures at airports and border gates to curb the spread of COVID-19 and respond to complex developments in the pandemic around the globe, heard a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on March 16.